Tools of the Trade
Michael Thompson is a PING staff player and plays a Ping i20 driver with 9.5 degrees of loft and a 45-inch Aldila Tour Green 65X stiff shaft. He also swings the PING G25 3-wood with 15 degrees of loft and a 42.5 Grafalloy ProLaunch Red X fairway wood stiff shaft. His 5-wood is a Japanese OEM Akira with the same Grafalloy ProLaunch shaft.
Thompson also trusts his PING S56 irons (3-9-iron) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts, nearly half an inch longer than standard length. His wedges include the PING Tour-S (47 degree), PING Anser Forged (52 and 58 degrees) with the same Dynamic Gold X100 shafts. Finally, Thompson’s putter is the PING Anser 4.
Thompson plays the Pro V1X golf ball from Titleist.
Get the Look
With the cool weather following the tour from Arizona to Florida, tour professionals once again turned to natural materials like merino wool and pima cotton to keep things light while staying warm.
Such was the case for 2013 Honda Classic winner Michael Thompson, who wore Ashworth’s clean, trim looks to victory.
Thompson layered Ashworth’s Pima V-Neck Sweater in Pebble ($80) over an EZ-TEC2 Performance Double Knit Front Panel Print golf shirt in Azure ($65), and paired Ashworth’s tidy looking Microfiber Herringbone Flat Front Pant in black ($65) to complete the look.